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Ex-Durham firefighter pleads guilty to robbery spree

Posted March 14, 2013

— A former Durham firefighter has pleaded guilty to a string of robberies last year, according to a federal court document.

Damon Antoine Quick, 36, of 902 Estelle Court in Durham, was arrested last June during a robbery at a Dollar Tree store on Guess Road. Police said he was also responsible for seven other robberies between May 8 and June 1.

Each robbery happened near closing time, police said, and in each case, he took both cash from the business as well as wallets and cash from employees. Police investigating the crimes nicknamed him "Green Goblin" because he wore a green mask during the robberies.

Quick pleaded guilty in federal court in Winston-Salem in January to six counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count each of interference with commerce by attempted robbery and brandishing a firearm.

He will be sentenced later, when he faces up to 147 years in prison.

The Durham Fire Department, where Quick had worked since August 2003, fired him after his arrest.


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  • Barfly Mar 14, 2013

    Looks like the only thing left to do is make sure all of the "T"s are crossed, because someone already dotted the "I".

  • Naysayer Mar 14, 2013

    He wasn't "Quick" enough from the looks of that eye.

  • 321oohaw Mar 14, 2013

    Nice black eye...

  • Jack Flash Mar 14, 2013

    "Of all places to rob he goes for the Dollar Tree?"

    For real! Considering the risk, he should have robbed Million Dollar Tree.

  • HomeBrewDude Mar 14, 2013

    Of all places to rob he goes for the Dollar Tree?

  • dfdsharkman Mar 14, 2013

    Don't throw rocks in a glass house...... Sgt. Robert Bales

  • stymieindurham Mar 14, 2013

    Wonder how he got that shinner in the photo?

  • stymieindurham Mar 14, 2013


    I beg to differ. He IS NOT one of Durham's finest!

  • djofraleigh Mar 14, 2013

    Can you imagine that firefighters are just people sometimes, and mess up like others? At least he wasn't stealing from the homes he at putting out fires.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 14, 2013

    He knew was he had done in the robbery was wrong. So now he should reap what he has sown......20 years in prison.